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British Farmland Market Mooted by Brexit Uncertainty

British Farmland Market Mooted by Brexit Uncertainty

According to Knight Frank's latest Farmland Index, the average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales remained virtually unchanged in the first three months of 2019. Read More »


The Brazilians Are Back! Driving Miami's Foreign Buyer Spike in 2018

The Brazilians Are Back! Driving Miami's Foreign Buyer Spike in 2018

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Brexit, Political Uncertainty Impacting London Home Prices

Brexit, Political Uncertainty Impacting London Home Prices

According to global property advisor Knight Frank, London home prices declined 0.6% in 2018, but markets are increasingly localized and performance differs greatly by borough. Read More »

World's Most Expensive Office Markets Revealed

World's Most Expensive Office Markets Revealed

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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.

International property consultant Knight Frank reports this week that the average greenfield development land price declined 0.6% in Q4 2018, down from 2.6% growth in Q3, paring annual growth to 0.6%. Labor costs continue to edge up and the relatively weak pound has made imported building materials more costly for homebuilders.

According to international property consultant Knight Frank, the annual change in prices in prime regional housing markets in England and Wales fell for the first time in 18 months in 2018, according to Knight Frank figures.

According to International real estate consultant Savills' 30th annual Financing Property report, the UK property lending market is largely stable as a result of pressure on interest cover ratios (ICRs) and debt yields.

Asian outbound capital deployment remains robust amid a recent slowdown of Chinese outbound real estate investment. In the first half of 2018, outbound investment activity totaled $25.3 billion, led by Singaporean capital.

Global real estate consulting firm Knight Frank is reporting this week that in the first half of 2018 £5.6 billion ($7.2 billion USD) of international capital was invested in the London commercial real estate market. Hong Kong was second with £5 billion ($6.4B) and Paris third with £1.9 billion ($2.4B).

A new research by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket reveals that the UK is the most expensive location to raise a family in Europe.

£765 million ($1.04 billion USD) of real estate transactions took place in the West End in the first quarter of 2018 compared to £2.13 billion ($2.89b USD) in Q1 2017 -- a 64 percent annual drop.

According to a new report JLL, despite trade tensions and elevated stock market volatility, investors are still seeking value in real estate with global investment in the first quarter of 2018 hitting the highest Q1 level in 10 years at $165 billion.

Investment volumes into the UK's specialist property sector have significantly increased to reach an unprecedented £17.7 billion, a 40% increase on last year, and will continue to increase.

UK, Germany and Spain are the three most attractive hotel investment destinations in Europe, with more than two-thirds (69%) of investors identifying these markets as the preferred countries for hotel investment in 2018.

According to global hotel industry consultant STR, there are 184,299 hotels comprising 16,966,280 million rooms around the world in the first quarter of 2018. That number of rooms represents a 17.7% increase over the last 10 years.

According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year.

According to Chinese international property portal Juwai.com, the post-Brexit referendum boom in Chinese property buying inquiries still persists, even 18 months after the vote on June 23, 2016.

This week global real estate consultant Knight Frank made its UK commercial real estate predictions for 2018.

Total European hotel investment volumes increased by 33% year-on-year, for the third quarter of 2017. This contributed to a 16% year-on-year increase on the year- to-date.

According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion.

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.


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